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Monday, January 19, 2009, Volume XVII, Number
Did Ya Know?...
Project Graduation will sponsor a donkey
basketball game Wednesday, January 21 at 7
p.m. in the High School Gymnasium. Advance
tickets are $6 and at the door $8. Call
Did Ya Know?... DAV
& Auxiliary meets next Tuesday night Jan
20th at 7pm on the second floor of the
Did Ya Know?..."Private
Pesticide Applicator Training" will be
held in Carthage on Wednesday, January 28th
at the MU Extension office located in the
Courthouse beginning at 1 p.m.
Flight fifty has a pretty rough
time above the ocean. Suddenly a voice comes over
the intercom: "Ladies and gentlemen, please
fasten your seat belts and assume crash
positions. We have lost our engines and we are
trying to put this baby as gentle as possible
down on the water".
"Oh stewardess! Are there
any sharks in the ocean below?" asks a
little old lady, terrified.
"Yes, Im afraid
there are some. But not to worry, we have a
special gel in the bottle next to your chair
designed especially for emergencies like this.
Just rub the gel onto your arms and legs".
"And if I do this, the
sharks wont eat me any more?" asks the
"Oh, they will eat you all
right, only they wont enjoy it so
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
They Appeared By
Bond Jumping Wheat
Stealers Let Off With a Small Fine.
Andrew Kemper and O. W. Lyon, the two
farmers from near Jasper charged with stealing wheat,
were not present when their case was called in Justice
Tyrees court this morning. C. E. Burch appeared for
them as their attorney and entered a plea of guilty. They
were fined $1 and costs each, making a total of about
$35. This was promptly paid.
It will be remembered that when the men
were arrested here they put up a team and wagon with
Attorney John H. Bailey, and he went their security to
the extent of $50 each. They failed to appear for trial
and the case was continued to allow Mr. Bailey an
opportunity to find the men. They had skipped the
country, however, and it afterward developed that one of
the horses did not belong to either of them and the other
was mortgaged to Weeks & Son. The horses were
replevined and the attorney was left in the hole.
He seems to have now solved the
problem, which confronted him very neatly, as well as
demonstrated some new points in criminal practice. Had
the men appeared in court in person they would have in
all probability been given jail sentences, and the query
naturally arises what brand of rabbit foot did the young
attorney work on Justice Tyree to induce him to let them
off with simple fines of $1 each and costs.
The Carthage City Council is
scheduled to vote on an ordinance to more clearly
define odor nuisances next Tuesday. The ordinance
provides for a fine of $500 per day for those
convicted of violations.
(a) Offensive Odor shall be
1. when 25 percent or more of a
sample of 10 or more people or 75 percent of a
sample of less than 10 people exposed to it
believe it to be objectionable in usual places of
2. when emission of odorous
matter in concentrations and frequencies or for
durations that the odor can be perceived when one
(1) volume of odorous air is diluted with five
(5) volumes of odor-free air for two (2) separate
trials not less than fifteen (15) minutes apart
within the period of one (1) hour. These
measurements may be made with a Scentometer as
manufactured by the Barnebey & Sutcliffe
Corporation or by a similar technique that will
give equivalent results, or
3. as determined by the Code
Official or qualified employee of the Department
of Public Works.
Used ta be three basic hair cuts. Burr (natural),
Flat top (Butch Wax), and long (Brylcream). Made
things a lot easier on barbers I suppose. But
Ill bet the barber shops had a hay-day
retrainin when the newer styles came along.
Course the big problem
some have expressed with the Butch Wax was the
girls couldnt run their fingers through
their fingers through their hair like the
Brylcream commercials always talked about. Never
figured that one out either, why that gal on the
commercial liked ta get her hands all greasy like
that. Bet she had trouble hangin on to her
lipstick after that.
It was a catchy little phrase
though, "a little dabll do ya."
Seems like it otta fit into "Does eat
oats" somewhere. Oh well, hair today, gone
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin. Just
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Septic Tank Maintenance
Q: I have a septic system, and
in the five years that Ive lived in this
house, I have never put in RID-X (a bacterial
treatment for septic tanks) until this month. How
do I know if I need to do this? Is it really
necessary to do it every month? I dont know
how long the septic tank has been in. -- Valerie
B., Edwardsville, Ill.
A: Septic-system additives
claim to keep bacteria levels in the system high,
as bacteria play a role in processing the waste
in a septic tank. The jury is out as to whether
regular monthly application of these additives
really helps maintain the system. I have used
additives to kick-start a septic system that had
been unused for several months, but didnt
need to add more in the months afterward.
The best way to make certain
your septic system works well is to have it
cleaned and inspected by a septic service. As it
has been more than five years since you moved in,
with no maintenance done, its probably time
for a pump-out. If youre using additives
because frequent backups are occurring, its
definitely time for a pump-out.
Find out as much about your
tank as possible from the service technician
during the visit. How big is your tank? Its size,
the number of occupants in the house and state
guidelines on septic tanks will determine how
often the tank needs maintenance. Does your
system have a septic field, or holding tanks?
Once this maintenance is done,
you can keep the system healthy a number of ways.
Additives are one method, but you also can keep
the tanks bacteria count high by not using
too much water and not dumping bacteria-killing
cleaners or chemicals down the drain. Never flush
cat litter, cigarette butts, coffee grounds,
dirt, latex or prescription medicines down the
HOME TIP: Each state has
different guidelines on when a septic tank needs
draining. Contact your states health
department or visit its Web site for this
information, or ask a licensed septic-system
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